Today we had our Christmas party at DD Mustangs with Pacific Wild horse Club members. A few of us brought our EMM horses and others brought their horses to play with. Lisa rode Santana with me leading her and I rode him with Lisa leading me. It was a great day! Santana is telling Kevin a secret!
He is having some problems with bending and is stiff in a lot of areas so he got a visit from a horse physical therapist named Julia. He really enjoyed the stretching and it made him feel better. She said he had a shoulder injury at one time and this may be the cause of his discomfort. She said he needs to be adjusted by a chiropractor so we will be making him an appointment for that. He was such a good boy for her. He stood completely still for her except when it hurt.
Julia with Santana Our friend who is also in the EMM, Dawn Martin, worked with Santana and Kevin worked with her horse Doug. Dawn and Doug, Kevin and Santana
Kevin and Doug
Dawn and Santana
Alisha with her newly adopted mustang Pumpkin. She got her as a Christmas present today. Pumpkin was in the Trainer Incentive Program with Dawn.
I took my daughter and granddaughter with me to the fairgrounds with Santana and Dino. Santana was just having a relaxing day and gettng accustomed to new things. He walked into a dark barn through a mud puddle and went in a stall. He had a nice roll in the fresh dirt and then just hung out. Ellie had a great time playing with Dino. She wore him out dragging him around the arena. For those of you who don't know, Dino is a 14 Kiger Stallion.
We took Santana to our friend Debbies arena again yesterday. We did some drivng with him. He didn't like this at all. He didn't like the ropes around his back end and he didn't like me behind him. Lisa had to lead him so he wouldn't spin around. We did this for about 15 minutes. He then got a bath with aloe iodine wash. He has a skin fungus. It was about 30 degrees out so he just got a sponge bath with a bucket of hot water. He enjoyed his first bath and then got a blanket on.
I took Santana to our friend Debbies arena yesterday. I loaded him into the trailer with Dino. I tied to the trailer when we got there, and he just stood there. I saddled him and he walked right into the arena. Our friend Kim was there to help me. I ponied him behind Dino and then She did the same. I got on him and he didn't do much. Kim tried poning him behind Dino with me on him, but all he wanted to do is jump in Kim's lap, so we decided to bag that idea. So I got off and had Kim get on him and I led her around the arena. He was fine with that, he really likes girls! He was such a good boy! Oh yay, he was glad to see his friend Barney the Burro!
Santana is coming along so nicely! He started eating grain on the second day and will do just about anything for a taste. He tends to have a attitude sometimes. He will put his ears back when he's tired of something, but never acts on it! I did sit on him several times today, but Lisa somehow didn't get a video of it. He doesn't care much if I get on him. He loaded in the trailer several times and led outside his pen. Every day he is a changed horse. He really needs a bath, he has some rain rot. Too bad it's so darn cold out, and Lisa won't let me bring him in the house for a shower! He is going to be a neat horse. He won't be anything like Princess. He is more business, she was more about being a PRINCESS. He has a williness to do things and takes it in stride and looks for what is next. He reminds me of a ropers horse!
His name is Santana! He is a very good boy. I worked with him for about 45 minutes, then went and got Dino. I put Dino in his pen and then put the saddle on Dino. This didn't even phase him. Then I got on Dino and ponied him around his pen. Everything I did to him he took right in stride. I then saddled him and he didn't even care. He doesn't spook at things that other wild horses would. It is Kind of amazing to us. I led him out side of his pen and over to the horse trailer. I loaded Dino, but he wasn't interested in loading and I didn't want to push it. What you see in the video is just him. Calm, cool and collected.
We got home at 8 p.m. last night. Got my horse settled in and went in his pen to see how he would react. He is very calm and let me walk up to his face within 5 minutes. I was petting him down to his withers within the half hour. I left him alone for the night, and went out this morning to find out he has an infection is his shealth from being gelded. So he got his shot of penicilan this morning and he took it like a champ. I will be keeping a close eye on him and giving him some exercise. He is a 5 year old and is from Hogs Creek HMA near Harper Oregon. He is 15hh.
That's him on the left! We picked up my mustang today for the EMM competition. He is a very nice looking sorrell. He was very calm in the shoots when he was getting his halter put on. In fact he even stuck his nose into the halter when the wrangler put it up to him. He rode home with a burro we picked up for a friend. It was nice that he had company for the 5 hour trip home.
We will be participating in the Mustang Heritage Foundation's Trainer Incentive Program. T.I.P. That is were we get a wild horse and have it for 90 days. You can adopt one of these horses! We can do as much with the horse as we want, gentle it and maybe start it under saddle. If we find an adopter for the horse we will recieve $700. The adopter only has to pay $125 for the horse, but mustbe an approved adopter by the BLM.
We have been gentling mustangs since 1996. We love to work with wild horses.
My wife and I have adopted 36 wild horses. We like to train them to ride and find good homes for them. We have a 15 year old Kiger stallion (Dino) that we adopted in 1999. He was 4 years old at that time. He is our show horse and we have traveled many miles to many states to show him. We love to take him places as he attracts a lot of attention and we can show the public what a Wild Mustang can become!
We love to take our mustangs out to ride the wild horse herds in Oregon and take pictures.
The winner of Willow was Lorraine Jones.
Willow is the clubs raffle horse and is available to any you can qualify to be an adoptor through the BLM. She was brought out of the corals last September and since then has had 11 months of training. She is 3 years old and about 14.1" hands. Her ground manners are impecable. She has been in many parades, including the Portland Grand Floral Parade. She was the calmest horse in the parade. She has been to several horse shows and been riden on the trails. She is an exceptional horse and would make a good 4-H horse or a solid trail horse for old or young people. She is one in a milliion people so get your raffle tickets now. Only 20 days left to buy them. Willow will be actioned off on Mustangs days September first at Oregon state fair. To get your tickets contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the wild horse corals
Santana's second week
Santana has had a very easy week for an EMM horse. He is suffering from a cough and is in need of seeing a chiropractor. So he is just hanging out and getting lots of love, eating grass and going for walks. Lisa walked him yesterday in the pasture and when a car went by on the wet pavement at 55 mph Santana didn't even flinch. That is amazing to us. It took Princess an hour to get used to cars driving by on the road.
Santana's first week!
Here is a list of things we accomplished with Santana in the first week. He leads, loads in the trailer, picks up all 4 feet, he has been saddled and sat on. He has been ridden with someone leading him. He stands tied. He has gone to the beach and was ponied behind Dino. He has been driven, got a bath and wears a blanket! He is an amazing horse!
Dino and Kevin
A handsome Pair
Dino and Lisa
Jumping at National Mustang Show
Albany expo mustang demo
A wild Kiger Stallion
Dino and Kevin
3 yr. old 1/2 Kiger gelding for sale
In the BLM Corals
I am a five year old mustang mare from the Beattys Butte Heard Management area. I was rounded up from the wild in the fall of 2007. I spent a year in the corrals in Burns waiting to be adopted. Finally I was chosen for the Extreme Mustang Makeover to be held in Albany, Oregon on March 21st. I can be adopted by anyone who qualifies by the BLM to be an adoptee. I am 14 hands tall. I love people and love to go trail riding. I like long walks on the beach and grazing on pasture. I am gentle and easy to ride. I am not afraid of anything. My full name is Sapheara Warrior Princess. If you would like to meet me you can see me at the Expo.